Noël Dernesch, born and bred in Zurich, lives and works now in Berlin. Educated at the School of Art and Media Design in Zurich, where he specialized in Film/Video. Since then he worked as an independent director and video artist. He directed several music videos and commercials, including international productions, and realized a number of short films. Noël Dernesch first feature length documentary JOURNEY TO JAH has been among the most successful German documentary films in 2014, he was awarded among others with the Audience Award Zurich Filmfestival 2014, DEFA-Price MAX-OPHÜLS and was preselected for the German Acadamy Award LOLA Best Documentary Film and shown at many international Filmfestivals.